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Sharon's family
Sharon
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
24
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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access_time 12 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have a family of four, with two young children. We all share one house which is too small for us. With this money, I plan to construct a three-roomed iron-roofed house. It will help me harvest rainwater for domestic use. Constructing the house will cost me approximately KES 40,000. It will go a long way in making my family stay in comfortable housing. Currently, I do not own any dairy cow, I purchase milk costing me KES 1000 per month. This is a lot considering apart from my husband's casual job, we do not have any other source of income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My day starts at 6 a.m. I prepare breakfast and take my children to school. The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I'm done with the day's work. I get to rest, have a nap together with my small children. My day is usually spent doing house chores and looking after the family's farm animals.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Financial constraints have been the biggest hardship. My husband who is the breadwinner is a casual laborer. His job is unstable as it is not assured that he gets some work each day. I do not have any income-generating activity. The little he earns (KES 10,000 per month) all goes to catering food. We hardly save for other needs.